The City takes great pride in its downtown restoration of its historic Victorian-era buildings that now host quaint shops and popular restaurants. Central to this historic district is the Medina Public Square offering the charm and feel of a New England village green and serving as the site of summer band concerts, festivals and art shows. In addition to the uptown commercial district, the City of Medina features several additional attractive shopping venues.
This turn-of-the-century setting should not deceive one, for the City of Medina is home to a progressive city government which has expanded municipal services to match growth and provide for the future. It has a non-partisan Mayor and City Council form of government. Community leadership also thrives under the direction of the Medina Area Chamber of Commerce.
Residential growth skyrocketed in during the 1990's. Throughout this time there have been numerous upscale residential developments and apartment/condominium units constructed to compliment the Victorian homes of the historic district and adequately house the population of one of the state's fastest growing counties.
Medina boasts an outstanding school system that ranks well in the Ohio Department of Education's Annual Report Card. The school district is made up of six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school that underwent a major expansion. Within the City's boundries, two excellent school systems offer academic and techonology training that prepares young people for both college and the workforce: Buckeye Local Schools and the Medina County Career Center. Private school is also accessible.
Advanced education is readily available locally and from numerous colleges and universities in the surrounding area that offer a full compliment of certificate, undergraduate and graduate degrees. The soon-to-be constructed Medina County University Center is only a quarter-mile south of the city. Medina offers employers a well-trained workforce with opportunity for on-going career development.
Whether you are looking for a place to raise a family, settle down, get an education or start a business, the City of Medina will meet and exceed your needs and expectations.